Synthesis Essay Rough Draft Obesity can be seen as the epidemic of the twenty-first century as it poses a threat to a large percent of the current population, and like all epidemics, there is a suspected cause, “Food deserts.” This term is a technical term used by the CDC to describe an area that lacks access to foods high in nutrients, such as specific areas without grocery stores nearby. The idea of “food deserts” is paradoxical and can be seen as holding back people who want to eat healthy food, but it also has little impact on those who do not already want to eat healthily. For the past decade, researchers and professionals have done surveys and studies on the possibility of “food deserts” being the cause of obesity and yielding different results. However, there is also the complication that obesity is an epidemic caused by a dynamic group of factors and cannot be pinned
He says “The biggest myth of the all is that GMOs have swept the world and dominate agriculture as it is practiced today. The corollary of this myth is that if your country don 't accept GMOs it will be left behind.” This quote says over and over again the word myth. This quote shows me that he doesn 't believe that GMOs are “the future”. That is exactly what John does in the next paragraph. “On the surface these statistics sound impressive”.... “Despite gargantuan marketing and lobbying efforts costing billions of dollars”.... “GMOs have failed to penetrate the world agricultural market significantly.” He is saying that GMOs aren 't what they are being said to be.
Overall, Pollan feels that in order to escape this diet, people need to get the idea of it out of their heads. In turn, he provides his own rules for escaping the western diet as well as the idea of nutritionist set forth by scientists. Then Pollan explains that scientific theories of nutritionist focus on individual nutrients rather than foods as a whole. He further goes on to refute this claim mentioning that these scientific theories contradict with one another. Pollan explains “the scientists who blame our health problems on deficiencies of [micronutrients] are not the same scientists who see a sugar soaked diet leading to metabolic syndrome and from there to diabetes, heart disease…” (Pollan, 421).
Scott Deeter was the president and CEO of Ventria Bioscience, a Sacramento, California-based biotechnology firm that developed an innovative process to produce pharmaceutical proteins in the seeds of genetically modified rice, which was used to create a medicine to lessen the severity of childhood diarrhea. However, Scott Deeter and Ventria faced many problems.One being that the company was unsuccesful in getting the California Secretary if Agriculture to grant them the necessary permits in order to plant the 120 acres of bioengineered rice to begin commercial-scale production. Another being that many different organizations opposed what they were doing, such as, environmentalists, food safety activists, consumer advocates, and rice farmers. There is also a risk of contamination, and genetically altered plant possibly cross-breeding with wild plants. 2.)
You need essential food to keep you alive and healthy, and junk food is not a necessity. In conclusion, food stamp users should be able to buy junk food. If the state takes it away for those, they should take it away for these who buy their groceries. Some people need junk food to live. Obesity is not going to decrease by taking away the opportunity and right to purchase junk food for the food stamp users, nor will it increase much if at all.
Humans require almost no carbohydrates at all in their daily diet to survive and even thrive. Furthermore, the human body did not evolve to eat such massive quantities of carbohydrates, even those from fruits, year round. Dieters have fallen into the trap of relying too much on fruits as a weight loss tool. Although fructose is the lesser of several sweet evils, it does get processed by the body as sugar which hampers weight loss and accelerates the aging process. Worried about wrinkles and other fine lines?
Doing the procedure undermines evolution and could even reverse it. The reason humans have been so popular in terms of surviving and reproducing is due to the genetic diversity given to them from two million years of evolution. Now, not everyone will look exactly the same, but most will be pretty, healthy, and smart because almost everyone has the same idea of what a “better” human is (“Designer Babies: The Good and the Bad”). Almost no parent who would go through with the procedure would choose an ugly and dumb child. So, the genetic diversity or the variety of different genotypes will be severely reduced in modified communities.
The Universal Vaccine Controversy Vaccines have become a major part of our world today. A large number of diseases have been prevented from large, deadly outbreaks. Although vaccines usually seem to be projected as having a positive effect, many people refuse to receive vaccinations. These people believe the side effects of vaccines could be potentially worse and cause more damage than the risk of getting the disease itself. Because vaccines are highly controversial, it is important to understand how they work and to then weigh the benefits versus the risks.
The federal government has made suing a vaccine producer for side effects impossible in the United States. Because of this policy, it is very hard to get a vaccine with bad side effects removed the way any other drug would be after a lawsuit finds it unsafe. There are many things that the CDC and Big Pharma companies do not let the public know and many vaccines have been taken down from the market because of how their side effects have been exposed.
He notes that this Project shows just one of the many incredible, potential applications of GMOs. If third world countries planted golden rice, there would be a significantly decreased rate of death in countries afflicted with vitamin A deficiency. However, golden rice is unfortunately no longer available due to the actions of Anti-GMO groups. Anti-GMO groups have inadvertently caused the blindness and/or deaths of many due to their actions against golden rice. By continuing to oppose GMOs, there can be, and has been, disastrous consequences.